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Address bar search and suggestions not working

I updated firefox with the Update Manager in Linux Mint to version "82.0+linuxmint4+ulyana". The address bar doesn't give any suggestions (for example when partially typ… (read more)

I updated firefox with the Update Manager in Linux Mint to version "82.0+linuxmint4+ulyana".

The address bar doesn't give any suggestions (for example when partially typing "you", "youtube.com" used to show up) and search doesn't go to google search anymore. If I enter just one word as the search term and press enter, it takes 5-6 seconds and I am taken to that website (for example searching "facebook" takes me to facebook.com). Searching something gibberish like "asdasd" takes me to a page to buy that domain). Searching something with a space in it like "asd asd" and pressing enter doesn't do anything. Even clicking the "Go" arrow doesnt do anything.

My history is there in the histroy tab and all the suggestions options in preferences are already set.

Asked by prateek.saini.1999 1 day ago

Answered by prateek.saini.1999 10 hours ago

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Hide the title bar.

I'd like to hide the title bar in Firefox. It takes up valuable on-screen real-estate, and doesn't really serve a purpose (other than showing a web page's full title, whi… (read more)

I'd like to hide the title bar in Firefox. It takes up valuable on-screen real-estate, and doesn't really serve a purpose (other than showing a web page's full title, which I'm not interested in anyway).

In this screenshot, I have Firefox on the left, and Brave on the right. Now, I know it's only about 30 or so vertical pixels, but the title bar in Firefox is taking up a lot of space that could be used for actual web content.

Is there any way to disable this top bar? Or is it baked into the actual program itself?

Asked by tailsnow 22 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 17 hours ago

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Accessing login information from one private window to other private window

I have logged into my gmail from one private window. Then I opened another private window to login to my other gmail account. I have found that the new private window is … (read more)

I have logged into my gmail from one private window. Then I opened another private window to login to my other gmail account. I have found that the new private window is logged into my account (the first one). Should private windows work this way?

Asked by rifatrubayatul 18 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 18 hours ago

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Problem with getting rid of all the "Cashed Web Content" using the appropriate commands in Preferences Privacy & Security

Despite the fact I have set Firefox in permanent private browsing, I routinely have to use the "Clear Data" command to remove cashed web content. I don't like stuff bein… (read more)

Despite the fact I have set Firefox in permanent private browsing, I routinely have to use the "Clear Data" command to remove cashed web content. I don't like stuff being dumped on my hard drive. Recently I have been unable to remove some of this cached web content, initially 32Kb, but now it is up to 752Kb - could this be malware?! How can I find out what it is and how can I remove it?

Asked by petewilson213 1 week ago

Answered by petewilson213 1 day ago

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input type date

When the input type is date then the format is 'mm/dd/yyyy' regardless of format type. I know that Firefox doesn't support this yet, so I'd like to know if and when it wi… (read more)

When the input type is date then the format is 'mm/dd/yyyy' regardless of format type. I know that Firefox doesn't support this yet, so I'd like to know if and when it will support other formats like 'dd/mm/yyyy' that we use in Greece.

Thanks in advanced for your help.

Filippos

Asked by Filippos 2 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 days ago

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Change the Hand Cursor

I just changed my browser because the version I had before wasn't compatible with a site I needed to use for school. On this version instead of using the cursor designs t… (read more)

I just changed my browser because the version I had before wasn't compatible with a site I needed to use for school. On this version instead of using the cursor designs that are used everywhere else, it uses it's own versions and I can't find a way to change this. When I go to click on a link it turns into this really ugly version of the hand cursor instead of the normal one. I know this doesn't seem important but it's actually triggering panic attacks for me. Please help! I'm using linux mint.

Asked by shekhinahwoolf 3 days ago

Answered by shekhinahwoolf 3 days ago

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Firefox displays strange characters when the font is italics

For example, this page mostly displays: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_lynx But items like the latin name does not (attached pic). Switching off the italics on t… (read more)

For example, this page mostly displays: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_lynx But items like the latin name does not (attached pic). Switching off the italics on the latin name causes it to display correctly.

Bolding text doesn't cause any issues.

My problem seems similar to this one: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/774797

However I can see Helvetica fonts just fine. I can cause the error when I switch it to italics. data:text/html,Helvetica Neue
''abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ


Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks!

Asked by liamklub 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Facebook White Screen (only with Firefox)

Today I got what I've seen described as the "Facebook White Screen of Death". I've tried: Reload Clear Facebook cookies (which implies logging back in) Clear site data Re… (read more)

Today I got what I've seen described as the "Facebook White Screen of Death". I've tried: Reload Clear Facebook cookies (which implies logging back in) Clear site data Restart in Safe Mode None of these things make any difference. Still get only a white screen. Facebook works fine in the Chrome browser and in the Android app, so it must be a Firefox-specific issue, in my case. This is Firefox 81.0.2 under Ubuntu 20.04 The problem only started today. I've used Facebook with Firefox for years without problem.

Asked by David Shochat 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Can't Undo permanent private browsing...?

I was messing around with Privacy & Security settings. Under Cookies & Site Data, I checked Delete Cookies & Site Data when Firefox closes. I've decided I d… (read more)

I was messing around with Privacy & Security settings. Under Cookies & Site Data, I checked Delete Cookies & Site Data when Firefox closes. I've decided I don't like it and want to uncheck it. But now it's greyed out and I can't find any way to change it back. It says I'm in permanent private browsing mode. There MUST be a way to change this back to how it was! What is it???

Asked by BlueAZ 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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How do I disable the blue flash when a tab finished loading?

How do I disable the blue flash when a tab finishes loading? I'd like to suggest an option in a future release that disables all these things. I find it a real distractio… (read more)

How do I disable the blue flash when a tab finishes loading? I'd like to suggest an option in a future release that disables all these things.

I find it a real distraction, and it's really putting me off using firefox as a broswer. I really don't think this sort of eye candy is needed in order to browse the internet.

Asked by useruser 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Update login info prompt fills in a bogus password

I use the save login info feature in Firefox. I have a saved login for a frequently used website. Firefox reliably fills out the username and password correctly for me. R… (read more)

I use the save login info feature in Firefox. I have a saved login for a frequently used website. Firefox reliably fills out the username and password correctly for me. Recently it started asking me every time I log in to "Would you like to update this login?" prompt but with a bogus password. If I press "Update" it changes my password to this bogus password, so I have to press "Don't Update" every time I login just to keep my good password. If I do accidentally press "Update" I have to go to the "Saved Logins and Passwords" and manually fix my password for that website.

My question is, what would cause Firefox to think I have changed my password and give me this prompt when I have not?

And, by the way, the bogus password is always the word: "test" (my correct password is very strong and has over 20 characters).

Asked by cgrobertson 1 week ago

Answered by cgrobertson 5 days ago

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Unable to connect to government site

I am unable to connect to the following URL https://lakmshaegov01.msha.gov/UserManagement/ChangePassword.aspx. All other browsers seem to work. I ran an SSL Labs test and… (read more)

I am unable to connect to the following URL https://lakmshaegov01.msha.gov/UserManagement/ChangePassword.aspx. All other browsers seem to work.

I ran an SSL Labs test and it confirms that all tested versions of Firefox fail. I would like to know if anyone can spot something that might allow me to connect by temporarily relaxing the security checks in Firefox for this site.

Asked by tom.propst 4 months ago

Answered by tom.propst 6 days ago

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Firefox Account 2FA not working

Hi, I am trying to enable "Two-step Authentication" under the Manage Account page for my Firefox Account. I've tried many authenticator / otp app on my android phone and… (read more)

Hi,

I am trying to enable "Two-step Authentication" under the Manage Account page for my Firefox Account.

I've tried many authenticator / otp app on my android phone and my friend's android phone just to see, but none of them would work. It always says "Invalid two-step authentication code".

Has anyone been experiencing this? Does anyone have a lead on how to fix this?

Thank you!

Asked by rachot 1 week ago

Answered by rachot 6 days ago

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how to diable searches in urlbar

hello, with firefox 78.3.0 under linux mageia , i can't disable searches in url bar . I ve tried with options to set apart searches_bar from url_bar , but it doesnt w… (read more)

hello,

  with  firefox 78.3.0 under linux mageia , i can't disable searches in url bar . I ve tried with options to set apart searches_bar from url_bar , but it doesnt work ( the searche_bar appears but searches function is again in urlbar ) so  when i write  something which doesnt match a good adress  firefox send the results of a searches . But i dont want this behaviour , when i m wrong in urlbar i just want a white page . 
so how can i disable searches in urlbar ( for me urlbar is only for url , searches have to be in other bar ) .

thanks .

Asked by moment.magnetique 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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YT says the browser does not recognize any videoformats

Sry the message is German but I will translate it hopefully similar to the English output. I try to open this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCcjRePrSj4 Mind you o… (read more)

Sry the message is German but I will translate it hopefully similar to the English output. I try to open this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCcjRePrSj4 Mind you other seem to work fine and I get this issue:

"Dein Browser erkennt zurzeit keines der verfügbaren Videoformate. Klicke hier, um unsere häufig gestellten Fragen zu HTML5-Videos aufzurufen."

Basically says "Your Browser does not recognize any available videoformat Click here, for FAQ around HTML5-Videos"

links to https://www.youtube.com/supported_browsers which literally shows Firefox as supported. I run Firefox on Ubuntu20.04 here and I have no clue what the issue could be. Chromium works. It works on Windows. I tried the safe mode without success. I just want to fix this before I run into this more frequently.

I am utterly clueless. I just today installed Firefox again on my Ubuntu machine. All issues I could find so far seem to be at least 2 years or older...

Asked by Legion495 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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I have Mibbit as the default irc

Hello all and I hope everyone is safe in this pandemic world! In my Applications and in my profile directory, I have Mibbit as the default irc and it comes up everytime I… (read more)

Hello all and I hope everyone is safe in this pandemic world! In my Applications and in my profile directory, I have Mibbit as the default irc and it comes up everytime I reinstall firefox. I think that this is strange, mibbit is for old crooners isn't it? I would think that FF has advanced! I would like to not see it when I reinstall firefox, is this possible

I also have an installed plugin Shock wave Flash...did I install this or does it come from FF?

thank you,

Asked by Kimbert 1 week ago

Answered by James 1 week ago

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Mouse pointer keeps spinning for up to 40 seconds after launch

I am running Debian 10 Linux and recently upgraded Firefox ESR to version 78.3.0 . I noticed that whenever I launch Firefox that the mouse pointer "spins" for up to 40 s… (read more)

I am running Debian 10 Linux and recently upgraded Firefox ESR to version 78.3.0 . I noticed that whenever I launch Firefox that the mouse pointer "spins" for up to 40 seconds after launch. This does not seem to affect usability but is visually unpleasant. I have done the following things: 1. Start in Safe Mode: The spinning mouse pointer is no longer spinning after launch. 2. Disabled all plugins and extension and launch Firefox: The pointer keeps spinning. 3. Downloaded Firefox 80 and launched: Pointer keeps spinning. 4. Changed home page to a blank screen: Pointer keeps spinning. 5. Uninstalled Firefox ESR and re-installed: Pointer keeps spinning. 6. Checked for viruses, trojans, and other malware: none found.

Interestingly, if I launch Firefox ESR from a terminal (eg "firefox-esr &") the spinning mouse pointer is not present. HMMMM! This is the command that is used in the desktop icon: /usr/lib/firefox-esr/firefox-esr %u . Is there a problem with that command. I may modify that command and see what happens. Feedback would be appreciated.

Asked by jsamcr 1 week ago

Answered by jsamcr 1 week ago

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Youtube CORS error

Hi, I faced the problem with Youtube recommendations on a video page. When I watch a video I can't see recommendations, comments and video title (see the image). In conso… (read more)

Hi, I faced the problem with Youtube recommendations on a video page. When I watch a video I can't see recommendations, comments and video title (see the image). In console i get an error: Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource at https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/id. (Reason: CORS request did not succeed).

I am on arch linux system.

I've tried to: 1. Update all ca-certificate* packages 2. Disable and delete ad-block 3. Use another browser (there is no problem, only in firefox)

This problem is only actual on Youtube for me.

Asked by Yuudai 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago